100 Things to Do in Traverse City Before You Die

100 Things to Do in Traverse City Before You Die

by Kim Schneider

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ISBN-13: 9781681060996
Publisher: Reedy press, LLC
Publication date: 04/15/2018
Series: 100 Things to Do Before You Die
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 218,641
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Travel writer and Traverse City area resident Kim Schneider has long covered various parts of the country and the world as a staff and freelance travel writer, but she’s experienced Traverse City as both home base and vacation spot. Always, her True North draws her back to her favorite subject and corner of the earth.

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Food and Drink

1 Tour Wine Country 2

2 Try Some Old-Fashioned Cherry Charcuterie 3

3 Stare Down the Fish in Your Drink 4

4 Let a (Future) Top Chef Pamper You 6

5 Eat with a Ghost 7

6 Play an Old-Style Game with a New-Style Cocktail 8

7 Picnic with Puris 10

8 Eat (and Cook) Farmers Market to Table 11

9 Dip into Chocolate Done the Better Way 12

10 Linger over Brunch 14

11 Let the Food Trucks Lead 16

12 Eat Your Ice Cream "Cow to Cone" 17

13 Pick Up Dinner in the Woods 18

14 Kiss a Moose, Eat a Burger 20

15 Order "Water" with Your Meal 21

16 Sip amid Celebs 22

17 Brew unto Others at Workshop Brewing 24

18 No Soup for You Except on Wednesdays 25

19 Stay for Sunday Supper 26

20 Celebrate Artisans, at Your Table 27

21 Munch a Centuries-Old Apple (Type) 28

22 See What the Buzz Is About 30

23 Partake In a Fish Boil 32

24 Slurp Vinegar (On Purpose) 33

25 Eat Pie 34

26 Catch Some Coffee Culture 36

Music and Entertainment

27 Take a 45th Parallel Seine 40

28 Drive Up to the Movie 41

29 Browse Art with Your Music 42

30 Hit a Family-Friendly Concert in a Hops Lot (or Train Depot) 43

31 Fete the Asparagus 44

32 Catch a Concert at Interlochen Center for the Arts 45

33 Sail, the Fun Way 46

34 Go to the Northwestern Michigan Fair 47

35 Catch a Flick in a Classic Downtown Theater 48

36 Say "Live … It's Friday Night" 49

37 Dance Barefoot in the Grass 50

38 Hear the Sunset through Jazz 51

39 Picnic at the Opera House 52

40 Do Experiments by Ship 53

41 Catch a Whole Lotta Films at the Traverse City Film Festival 54

42 Put a Cherry on Top 56

43 "Wine" Down at a Winery B&B 57

Sports and Recreation

44 Hike to a Color Tour Vista 60

45 Go on a Treasure Hunt for Freebies 61

46 Bite a TART Trail 62

47 Kayak and Bike to Your Brews 64

48 Tackle a "Bear" of a Course 65

49 Sunset, Bonfire, and Stargazing at Empire Beach 66

50 Watch the Arabians Leap 68

51 Hike to an Overlook 70

52 Take an M-22 Color Tour 72

53 Float a River 73

54 Take America's Prettiest Seven-Mile Road Trip 74

55 Run through the Vineyards 75

56 Go Downhill Skiing 76

57 Ski the VASA 78

58 Soar Like an Eagle 80

59 Spread Out at the Open Space 81

60 Learn to Curl 82

61 Race the Bayshore 83

62 Hang Zen 84

63 Surf a Great Lake 86

64 Cheer the Beach Bums 87

65 Ponder the Milky Way 88

66 Snag a Salmon 90

67 Snorkel a Shipwreck 91

68 Ride a Fatbike on a Snowy Trail 92

69 Hunt (for Rocks) 94

70 Learn That Life Really Is a Beach 95

Culture and History

71 Embrace Your Inner Fudgie 98

72 Sleep Like It's 1910 99

73 Camp Like a Pop Star 100

74 Help Light the Way 101

75 Wander Fishtown 102

76 Start a Cottage Tradition 104

77 Time Travel on a Magical History Tour 105

78 Channel the Silk Stocking Set 106

79 Take the Tunnel Tour 108

80 Learn from the First Nation 110

81 Help Sail a Tall Ship 111

82 Learn While You Dance 112

83 Hang with Hemingway 114

84 Tour the Hobbit Homes 115

85 Visit a Secret Garden 116

86 Get Into Inuit Art 117

87 Explore the Human History of the Dunes 118

88 Help Bless the Blossoms 120

Shopping and Fashion

89 Sport a Baabaazuzu on the Ski Hill 124

90 Shop the Mercato 125

91 Find the Tea Yenta 126

92 Shop Where Ford and Edison Did 128

93 Stop and Smell the Blossoms 130

94 Apples, Schmapples! Head to Where Cherry Is King 131

95 Get Lost in a Bookstore 132

96 Wear Home Your Beach Reminder 134

97 Be Uplifted by Art 135

98 Shop Front Street 137

99 Wear a Road Sign as a Lifestyle Statement 138

100 Try Some Feel-Good Fashion 139

Suggested Itineraries 140

Index 143

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